Dear St. Charles School Parents and Guardians,
First, let me say I hope you and your family are safe and healthy as you read this letter. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the drastic changes in life during the past month. I am extremely appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff, for their positivity, flexibility and resilience during these trying times. A huge debt of gratitude also goes to all of our doctors, nurses, hospital employees, first responders, and our state leaders for all they are doing to keep us safe and healthy.
As you know, distance learning for St. Charles Catholic School is in full motion. Our goal is to provide continuous educational opportunities and practice for students while schools are closed but also to eliminate as much stress as feasibly possible for students, parents, and teachers. While it is our responsibility to continue to educate our children, we also want to compassionately take into consideration the variety of difficulties that our families and employees are enduring during this time. In the coming weeks we hope to provide answers to your questions related to Distance Learning grading during the COVID-19 Pandemic school closure.
We realize that there are still a lot of unknowns as we continue to move forward. Our goal is to make decisions in line with the best interest of the health of our students and the SCCS community. We are working to devise plans for both distance learning and brick-and-mortar education as we await further orders from Governor DeWine. At this time we have set up potential new dates for students that are to receive sacraments this year. We are also committed to making every effort to bring some celebration and closure for the 8th graders graduating from St. Charles.
In closing, one of our accreditation goals for our educators and students during the 2019-2020 school year has been having a “growth mindset.” A growth mindset unlocks our ability to learn and grow especially during challenging times. Little did we know how important this growth mindset would be for all of us this year! Because of this experience and our growth mindset, I believe we all will be stronger when we come out on the other side of the COVID-19 Pandemic! History is being written! We hold the pen! Together, we will write the BEST story for our children!
Yours In Christ,
Megan Scheid, Principal